Herbert von Arend Werkverzeichnis [WITH] Original Drawing [SIGNED]
Herrmann, Ralph (ed.); Ulla Höpken et al.
Price: 500.00 USD
Gelsenkirchen: Makossa Druck und Medien GmbH, 1996. Signed "herzlichst Ralph Herrmann" on front free endpaper. 1/750 unnumbered. Folio. 272pp. Original illustrated boards with white lettering on cover and spine. Catalogue Raisonné of Herbert von Arend work with contributions by Ulla Höpken, Marlis Grönwald, Marion Dorfstetter-Barth, Martina Tamms, and Herbert von Arend. Illustrated with color and b/w photographs and reproductions of documents, and 234 pages of his catalogue raisonné containing color and b/w thumbnail reproductions of von Arend's work with detailed captions for each work. Page 38 of the catalog shows the reproduction of the original drawing present here, including correct title, monogram and date, as in the original, with different, incorrect title and descriptor in printed caption. The catalog lists some 2,600 works on paper, paintings, mixed media and graphic techniques. It includes thirty woven works. Catalog in near fine condition. [WITH] Original blue pencil drawing on transparent paper (11 5/8 x 8 1/4"): "Höhlungen u. feste Formen" (Cavities and Firm Forms) "JH J. 53" with title, monogram and date applied by the artist. Carefully attached at corners to heavy white card stock (14 1/8 xx 11 3/4"). Listed as # 0006 in catalogue raisonné, misdated and with incorrect description. Herbert von Arend (1910-2001) enrolled at the Bauhaus Dessau in 1928 in Josef Albers' preliminary course. He went on to join the weaving workshop under Gunta Stölzl and attended free painting classes tutored by Paul Klee and Wassily Kandisnky. After rebelling against the workshop head Gunta Stölzl along with other fellow students, Stölzl left the Bauhaus and von Arend, after being temporarily expelled, chose not to complete his Bauhaus diploma and passed his apprenticeship certification examination at the Chamber of Crafts of Galuchau, Saxony, qualifying as a hand weaver. Due to the restrictions imposed by the Nazis von Arend abandoned his artistic career. He became an officer in the army, was a prisoner of war in Russia, and returned in 1949, taking a number of odd jobs, including in forestry and in tube drawing in the metal industry. In 1952 he returned to his creative work. First limited edition. Near fine condition.